ERIC Number: ED359393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Computers & Literacy: Curricula & Guides. General Adult Literacy Series. Revised.
BCEL Brief, n7 Apr 1993
This brief describes 23 computer-based adult literacy programs developed for instructional use in workplace and general literacy settings and 11 guides and research reports. Descriptions contain these types of information: area(s) taught or assessed; format; intended users; instructional objective(s); required hardware; cost; companion print materials; and source (name, address, and telephone number). The curricula and guides are divided into three types. The 10 work force/workplace literacy curricula are as follows: Basic Academic Skills for Employment; Aptitude Based and Interest Based Career Decision Tests; Reading in the Workplace, Math in the Workplace, and Solutions; Systems Approach for Workplace Literacy Assurance and Occupational Skills Analysis System; Education for Employment; Job-Trails; Mathkey; R.O.A.D. to Success; SkillWorks; and Workplace Literacy System. The 13 general curriculum/program development entries include the following: Autoskills Component Reading Subskills; BLS Tutorsystems; COMPRIS, INC.; Core Reading and Vocabulary Development Program; A Day in the Life...; Graffiti One, In the Print Shop, and Accent Improvement; Adult Literacy Word Processor; GOAL Series; MacEnglish; Pathfinder Learning System; Project STAR: Sequential Training for Adult Reading; Skill Bank Business Edition; and Interactive Modumath. The third section describes 11 resource guides, research reports, collected readings, and other guides. Descriptions discuss content, focuses, and findings on recommendations. Two articles: "The Case for Computers" (BCEL Newsletter, July 1985) and "Computer Update: Emerging Issues" (BCEL Newsletter, October 1989) are attached. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software Selection, Courseware, Curriculum, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Research, Educational Resources, English (Second Language), Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Research Reports, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Council for Effective Literacy, New York, NY.
Note: Revises ED 344 081.